MHM is to incorporate Memjet’s DuraFlex technology in its iQ Oval textile printing press. The partnership is the first textile application for Memjet, creating a turnkey, retrofit garment printing solution with the speed, quality, and ease of use garment manufacturers need to succeed in a changing market.
MHM’s iQ Oval is a modular, safe, and easy to operate direct to garment printing press. The modular nature of the machine means it can be configured for almost any production requirement and can be expanded to accommodate for future growth.
DuraFlex is Memjet’s modular single pass inkjet print solution with enhanced durability, A4 and A3 plus widths in a four colour printhead, a high speed data path and modules that control all printhead functions.
‘Combining the speed, simplicity, and affordability of DuraFlex with the extensive capabilities of the iQ Oval creates a hybrid printing solution with the quality and flexibility needed to meet the demands of direct to garment printing today – and in the years ahead,’ said Russell Boa, senior vice president of Memjet’s short run digital business.
Since its founding in 1980, Austrian based MHM has brought an innovative approach to the development of screen printing equipment for textiles. Today, the company services a global customer base with a range of textile production equipment.
Adding DuraFlex technology to the iQ Oval enables customers to navigate changes in the textile market. In this new marketplace, where consumers demand more choices in their garments, garment producers must create more designs and less volume of each design.
By enabling the fast production of small batch lots, the digital capabilities of the iQ Oval give manufacturers the resources to effectively respond to these trends. Smaller runs can be produced just in time, ensuring faster delivery and reduced waste from the production of large quantities of garments that quickly go out of fashion.
‘Printer uptime is critical to the success of our customers,’ said Thomas Fröhlich, chief executive officer at MHM. ‘But many of our customers have limited technical knowledge or operate in regions with limited technical resources. That is why we chose DuraFlex. Its long printhead life, combined with easy maintenance, ensures our customers have the resources needed to produce high quality output and succeed in this fast paced market consistently.’